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    How to eradicate moles

    Now that I have stopped cutting the grass weekly the moles are taking over my front yard. I'm looking for any tips to get rid of them. I do have 2 dogs so i would like to do something other than poison. Let me know what you use to get rid of them.
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    I know this might be a bit over the top but the video does provide some good entertainment.

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    That rodenator is AWESOME!!!! That looks like alot of FUN!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rtgt View Post
    That rodenator is AWESOME!!!! That looks like alot of FUN!!!
    To bad it cost over a "G".
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    Tomcat has a mole trap HERE I just started using it late this season. It is by far the easiest one to use.
    I've also have had good luck with the Victor squeeze type traps, but I have had zero luck with the ones that shove spikes down. The victor squeeze type are a real pain to set.
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    Well here is another idea.

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    When I lived up in IL, we had a lot of moles, and rolled ankles because of them. We started using traps like this. They're fairly easy to set, and work pretty well, as long as you don't mind killing them. You just set them over the mole tunnels, and wait. When the trap is sprung, just pull it up, and since you have dogs, dig the carcass out for disposal (otherwise your dogs will try to dispose of them for you). We didn't let the dogs off leash back then because they were runners, so we usually just left them there to decompose, caved in the tunnels by walking on them, and refilled the yard as needed. The traps did the trick, but it seemed like they had to be set a couple times a month.

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    I've been battling the moles for 10 years on my fairway like lawn. I've had the best luck with a lawn roller and pitch fork. The traps never seemed to penetrate deep enough to kill in my soil. I've also used a poison called talprid. I've studied there ecology a bit and find some of my observations' contrary to published results. I've read that moles are territorial and solitary most of the time. But I've killed the mole using the tunnels and compressed them only to have another dig the tunnels the next day. So my method now is to roll and wait. Ive killed 5 this year with this method, I just wait for several mins with a pitch fork and when I see the grass moving go to town with the fork. I know this sounds odd but like I said 5 killed this year.

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    Hadn't seen those traps kinda nice.. took the Gator through FIL back yard. He had a 5gal bucket turned upside down ,with big stone lying on top.
    He had a rat trap set inside of bucket to the side of a mole hole. Next day he had a dead mole... Cheap and simple...
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